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Understanding Emerson Lake and Palmer

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Topic: Understanding Emerson Lake and Palmer
Posted By: Tethro Juul
Subject: Understanding Emerson Lake and Palmer
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 07:56
To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand ELP. The songwriting is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of music theory most of the songs will go over a typical listener's head. There's also Greg's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation - his personal philosophy draws heavily from existentialist literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these songs, to realize that they're not just bombastic- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike ELP truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Greg's existencial catchphrase "Oh what a lucky man he was," which itself is a cryptic reference to King Arthur's knights of the round table I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Keith Emerson's genius unfolds itself on their headphones. What fools... how I pity them. 😂 And yes by the way, I DO have a Tarkus tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- And even they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand.

Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 08:04
Er, ok. Greg must have been a pretty smart 12 year old when he wrote "Lucky Man".

Posted By: suitkees
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 08:17
Oh gosh, how glad I am to understand ELP and  just not to be as intelligent as you are... Now, may I see your tattoo? (let's forget that misogynistic part about the ladies, shall we?)

(Now, there's an English word that comes to mind, but my father always told me not to use it...)

"Maybe nothing is really true, and not even that." Multatuli

Posted By: Mirakaze
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 09:20
OP is trying to bait people with" rel="nofollow - an old copypasta , don't fall for his tricks!

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Posted By: Tethro Juul
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 09:22
You're taking this too seriously. It's a copypasta meme. People can't take a joke anymore these days I guess.

Posted By: JD
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 09:24
This kind of crap is what perpetuates the hate to ELP.
I'm a huge fan of ELP and find the post ridiculous and a little offensive.

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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 09:25

The only thing worth commenting on is that not every kid just out of high school is that hugely intellectual about their music and words. However, that they might have a better than average appreciation and understanding of music is not only possible, it is also likely.

And thinking an audience is stupid, will cause you to get worse that ripe tomatoes on the stage. Just when you think you "got it", guess what? You don't. Not even close!

... none of the hits, none of the time ... favoritism is not an artistic merit!

Posted By: Tethro Juul
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 09:31
I'm being sarcastic man, it's a copypasta meme I'm surprised so many people didn't know about it haha. I'm not actually that pretentious.

Posted By: JD
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 10:45
Never even heard of it (copypasta meme).
F#@k am I old or what?

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Posted By: Tethro Juul
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 11:19
Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Never even heard of it (copypasta meme).
F#@k am I old or what?

I wouldn't know if you're old or not. But I copied a viral post about rick and morty and just changed it to be about ELP haha.

Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 12:12
Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Never even heard of it (copypasta meme).
F#@k am I old or what?
JD this is like the old story about Robert Fripp going into a So Cal store and walking out with a bunch of candy bars without paying.......People just change the name in the story. It's pretty stoopid if u ask me.

Problem is it's posted under Prog Music Lounge, should be under Just For Fun.

BTW, ELP is pompous and pretentious and a great band.....You don't need to be too smart to figure that out LOL


Posted By: Progishness
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 12:47
*Note to admins: Move to 'Just for Fun'.

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

Posted By: TCat
Date Posted: August 18 2021 at 13:45
I'm not sure it was supposed to be "Just for Fun" as it was never noted by the O.P. as being that until Mirakaze called him out.  The whole point to that original copypasta was to get "self congratulatory" lovers of the Rick and Morty cartoon to respond, and the OP seems to have been trying to get that same response by copying and pasting material that was already printed.  For now I'm just going to lock the topic.

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